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The History of Rock Island Line

by Feb 22, 2015(0) Comment

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This year marks the 161st anniversary of the opening of the Rock Island Line, the train connecting Mississippi to Chicago and the East Coast. Take a look at the Lead Belly song inspired by the train, and featuring covers by Lonnie Donegan and Johnny Cash.

Lead Belly: Song by Song – Rock Island Line by Smithsonian Folkways Tumblr

 

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Sheet music for Lonnie Donegan’s version of “Rock Island Line

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